LibriVox recording of The Pupil, by Henry James. Read by Nicholas Clifford.
Pemberton, a young American with an Oxford education and out of money, takes a job tutoring Morgan Moreen, the 12-year old son of an American couple living in Europe in a style not quite matched by their income. Morgan, who is highly intelligent, is also precocious and perceptive enough to understand his parents' pretentious aimlessness. Nor, as it happens, do his parents pay Pemberton the salary to which they'd agreed -- shouldn't he be satisfied, after all, by his life with them, and by the joy of tutoring young Morgan? Alternately charmed and put off by the Moreen family, Pemberton is left to choose between his attachment to his young pupil and his need to get on in life. (Summary by Nicholas Clifford)
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March 12, 2010 Subject:
Interesting book, good recording
I found this recording quite good and on par with the reader's other readings of Henry James -- clear and somewhat understated. The sound quality might not be professional but there's no noise or problems.
December 3, 2009 Subject:
Once again, James delicately discloses the pathos in what begins, to all appearances, as a quite ordinary situation. Few are James's equal in revealing the power of the human heart to shape and direct our lives.
Beautifully read. Thank you!
November 29, 2009 Subject: